JCHC Presents Our Creative Living Series
As part of our commitment to enriching seniors’ lives, the JCHC provides these adult education presentations to groups in Morris and Essex counties.
Residents of our JCHC communities have enjoyed these Creative Living seminars for years; now you can offer them to your senior group as well, presented by members of the JCHC team. Each seminar runs 30 to 45 minutes and the topics are varied and fun. Our Creative Living seminars are free to your organization.
For more information or to book a Creative Living seminar, contact:
Marla Shachtman, Community Liaison Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org, (973) 518-0993
David Rozen, Marketing and Admissions Manager
email@example.com, (973) 929-2725
Whether your interest in deep sea fishing is in the waters off New Jersey or South America, for shark, tuna, blues or other great fighting fish, join us for an afternoon about landing the Big Ones. Be sure to bring your “big fish” stories to share!
Do you remember the storms and hurricanes you experienced or heard about as a child? Are today’s severe weather events global warming or just the cycle of seasons? Enjoy this seminar that will explore fun facts about weather and dealing with storms and other weather conditions. Each attendee will receive a small “weather the weather” gift.
Culture of Cambodia
Cambodian culture and tradition have had a rich, varied history dating back many centuries. At this seminar, attendees will enjoy a delightful experience of the sounds and sights of this beautiful ancient culture. Each attendee will receive a gift from Cambodia.
Different types of apples and honey will be explored, as well as the history of how this tradition became associated with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. We’ll ask: Why the apple? Isn’t honey on the challah bread sufficient to symbolize a sweet year? What is the special symbolism of the apple that makes it the fruit that most graces our Rosh Hashanah table? Join us for this fun and interactive program.
Baltic Amber – The Gold of the North
The amber gem, which originated from the Baltic Sea, dates back 45 million years. In this beautiful presentation we cover the history and origin of amber and share our exquisite amber collections.
A True Story of My Life in the Holocaust
Presenter Paulette Dorflaufer relates her inspiring story about how luck and random acts of kindness helped her survive during the Holocaust. Paulette has written about her life story as a Holocaust survivor and her book is in several Holocaust museums, including those in NYC and Washington, DC.
Listen n’ Learn: Life & Music of Ella Fitzgerald
Come and join us as Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, an author and music journalist shares Ms. Fitzgerald’s biography, and singer Carol Erickson take us back in time to learn about the life and music of music legend Ella Fitzgerald.
What’s Lurking in Your Fridge?
Food safety is just as important as maintaining a proper diet and the right cooking utensils. Join Chef Mitchell Goldberg (JCHC’s Regional Dining Director) who will uncover all the “screamie meanies” that could be in your refrigerator or kitchen cabinets. We will end with a quick and tasty no-bake treat.
The history of tea is fascinating and offers great insight into the history of our world. Since tea was first discovered in China, it has traveled the globe, conquering the thirsts of virtually every country on the planet. Join us for this interesting presentation and end with – what else? – a spot of tea.
Fun in a Cup! (of Joe)
This coffee lover’s seminar covers how coffee has played a role in the history of the world. Learn interesting tidbits about “cowboy coffee” and find out about kosher gourmet coffee shops in New Jersey in this interactive program.
Many people are interested in reading fun chocolate facts, as chocolate is a common favorite among candy and dessert enthusiasts all over the world. Its rich, burnished flavor and melt-in-your mouth goodness create irresistible treats for its devotees. Come find out some interesting and fun facts about this sweet confection beyond those boxes and foil wrappers.
Covered Bridges of New Jersey – a Bicyclist’s View
Covered bridges are romantic reminders of an earlier era in New Jersey. Enjoy a PowerPoint presentation by a bicyclist who has traveled through these bridges, as you are taken on your own journey through history via New Jersey’s one-time famous wooden bridges.
Dog Sledding: The Rich History of the Inuit Dog
Canadian Inuit dogs were the mainstay of Arctic transportation for thousands of years. Because of their strength and ability to thrive in extreme conditions, these dogs were selected to power the first expeditions to reach the North Pole (Robert Peary 1909) and the South Pole (Roald Amundson 1911). This session takes the participant on a virtual dog sledding adventure as we learn about the history of these magnificent animals.
The High Line of New York – A Perspective on Architecture and Design
The High Line, a former elevated freight railroad built in 1933 by the New York Central Railroad, is now an eclectic and stunning elevated park, or greenway, similar to the Promenade Plantée in Paris. Terrence Roselle (JCHC’s Regional Facilities Director) will present an overview and photo essay of this interesting piece of New York history.
Life and Times of Lena Horne
Lena Horne was a world-famous singer, actress, political activist, and mother. In this biographical overview, we’ll discuss some of the positive and negative milestones of her fascinating personal life and career.
The Many Facets of Dance
This seminar explores various forms of dance, how and why dance has been such an enduring art form, and how it serves as a form of self-expression and cultural identity.